Definitions for tabanidˈtæb ə nɪd, təˈbeɪ nɪd, -ˈbæn ɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tab•a•nidˈtæb ə nɪd, təˈbeɪ nɪd, -ˈbæn ɪd(n.)

  1. any bloodsucking fly of the family Tabanidae, comprising the deer flies and horse flies.

    Category: Entomology

Origin of tabanid:

1890–95; < NL Tabanidae <Taban(us) a genus (L tabānus gadfly)


  1. tabanid(Noun)

    a horsefly

  2. tabanid(Adjective)

    of or pertaining to the horseflies of the family Tabanidae.


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